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The Resource She left me the gun : my mother's life before me, Emma Brockes

She left me the gun : my mother's life before me, Emma Brockes

Label
She left me the gun : my mother's life before me
Title
She left me the gun
Title remainder
my mother's life before me
Statement of responsibility
Emma Brockes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One day I will tell you the story of my life," promises Emma Brockes's mother, "and you will be amazed." Brockes grew up hearing only pieces of her mother's past--stories of a rustic childhood in South Africa, glimpses of a bohemian youth in London--and yet knew that crucial facts were still in the dark. A mystery to her friends and family, Paula was clearly a strong, self-invented woman; glamorous, no-nonsense, and frequently out of place in their quaint English village. Looking to unearth the truth after Paula's death, Brockes begins a dangerous journey into the land--and the life--her mother fled from years before. As she follows her mother's footsteps back to South Africa, Brockes begins to find the wellsprings of her mother's strength, the tremendous endurance which allowed Paula to hide terrible secrets from even her closest friends and family.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brockes, Emma
Dewey number
  • 968.0009/04
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT1929.B76
LC item number
B76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brockes, Pauline Dulcie
  • Brockes, Emma
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Abusive men
  • Fathers
  • South Africa
  • Brockes, Emma
  • South Africa
Label
She left me the gun : my mother's life before me, Emma Brockes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
If You Think That's Aggressive Then You Really Haven't Lived -- South Africa, 1932-1960 -- Chasing The Train -- London, Buckinghamshire, London -- Departure -- At the Archive -- A Very Interesting Group Of People -- Friends are Like Jewels -- Gold Jewelry -- Everything That Matters -- Hearsay -- Eloff Street On a Saturday Morning -- Tony -- Babanango -- Who Wears Hats To The Dentist? -- Freedom Day -- Afterward -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781594204593
Lccn
2012039706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2012039706
  • 675719
Label
She left me the gun : my mother's life before me, Emma Brockes
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
If You Think That's Aggressive Then You Really Haven't Lived -- South Africa, 1932-1960 -- Chasing The Train -- London, Buckinghamshire, London -- Departure -- At the Archive -- A Very Interesting Group Of People -- Friends are Like Jewels -- Gold Jewelry -- Everything That Matters -- Hearsay -- Eloff Street On a Saturday Morning -- Tony -- Babanango -- Who Wears Hats To The Dentist? -- Freedom Day -- Afterward -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781594204593
Lccn
2012039706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2012039706
  • 675719

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